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Media Coverage


Non-Profit Spotlight: Public Art Reston,
Dream Vacation Magazine, July 2019

Activated by Art, Public Art Reston Works Toward Enhancing Reston’s Underpasses and Promoting Their Use,
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, July 2019, pages 22-24

Reston Elementary Students Leave Part of Themselves Behind
Fairfax County Times, Janet Rems, July 28, 2019

New Prismatic Art Installed on Lake Thoreau Spillway
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, July 23, 2019

Public Art Reston Picks Artist to Transform Colts Neck Road Underpass
Reston Now, Catherine Douglas Moran, March 19, 2019



Art in Reston Underpasses
Around Reston, Fall-Winter 2018, pages 18-19

Public Art Reston TY
VivaReston Lifestyle Magazine Newsletter, October 24, 2018

Building a Portfolio of Public Art
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, October 2018, pages 34-37

STEAM Team Brings Public Art to Lake Anne
Around Reston, Abigail Fundling, Fall 2018

Unveiling ‘Connie’s Quilt’ at South Lakes High School
Local DMV, Kiona Dyches, June 14, 2018

Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne promotes public art in Reston
Local DMV, Kiona Dyches, June 10, 2018

Festival Anual de Arte Callejero “Chalk on the Water” Regresa Este Junio a Lake Anne
El Tiempo Latino, June 5, 2018

New Public Art Installed at Reston Station Plaza
Reston Now, April 16, 2018

The Art of Community Engagement
Reston Magazine, Abigail Fundling, April 2018, pages 28-31

Spiraling Glass Sculpture to Debut at Signature Park in Reston Town Center
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, March 28, 2018

Arts Council Awards Grants to Three Reston Groups
Reston Connection, Mercia Hobson, January 10 – January 16, 2018, page 8




New Reston Museum Exhibit Showcases Community’s Legacy of Public Art
Reston Now, October 17, 2017

ChalkFest Brings Public Art to Reston Town Center
Reston Connection, Colin Stoecker, September 20 – September 26, 2017, Front Page, page 12

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia: Chalk Fest
Washington Post, Going Out Guide, September 14-20, 2017

ChalkFest Coming Up This Weekend at Reston Town Center
Reston Now, Dave Emke, September 11, 2017

Inspiring Public Art: Public Art Reston to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
Reston Connection, August 23-29, 2017, page 13

In the Know! Hunters Woods Public Art
Around Reston, Summer – Fall 2017, page 64

Public Art Reston Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Around Reston, Summer – Fall 2017, page 14

The Journey to Create Althea
Fairfax Times, Janet Rems, August 18, 2017

Public Art Reston will Host its Annual ChalkFest at Reston Town Center this September
Viva Reston Lifestyle, July – August 2017, page 83

For Fourth Year, SLHS STEAM Team has Public Art Display on Lake Thoreau
Reston Now, Brooke Giles, July 25, 2017

Chalk on the Water Winners Showcase Finest in Public Art
Reston Now, Dave Emke, June 12, 2017

Lake Anne is for Lovers: Virginia Tourism Letter Display Now Up
Reston Now, Dave Emke, June 9, 2017

Founder’s Day Celebrates Past, Future of Reston with Events for Young and Old
Reston Now, Dave Emke, April 10, 2017

En Plein Air: Merging Art and the Outdoors: Merging the Art and the Outdoors.
Reston magazine (….), Janet Rems, April 2017, pp. 32-34

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Takes Place for Hunters Woods Senior Living Community
Reston Now, Dave Emke — March 30, 2017

Public Art Reston Marks 10th Anniversary
Reston Connection, March 29 – April 4, 2017, page 2

Three Documentaries on Public Art in Reston To Be Screened, March 23, 2017

Reston Public Art Film Series Set for Mar. 28
Falls Church News Press, March 20, 2017

Annual Founder’s Day Celebration To Feature Music, Art, Films, More, March 20, 2017

Public Art Organization Has New Image
Reston Now, Dave Emke, March 17, 2017

Public Art Reston Launches New Look for Ten-Year Anniversary
Reston Patch, By Isatou Simaga (Patch Staff), March 16, 2017

Public Art Reston Presents Three Films
Reston Patch, Mona Kazour, March 10, 2017




Save the Date: IPAR Reception & Fundraiser Nov. 3
Reston Now, Karen Goff, October 25, 2016 

IPAR Screening Tuesday
Reston Now, Karen Goff, October 3, 2016

Award-winning Silver Line Sculptor Kicks Off IPAR Artist Talks.
McLean Patch, De Castillo, – September 12, 2016

Mind-Blowing Chalk Artwork Lights Up Reston
Reston Patch, Dan Taylor, September 11, 2016

The Art of Child’s Play. For Children Growing Up in Reston, Public Art Is a Happy Playground
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems,  August 2016, pp. 20-22

Reston Town Center is About to Get Colorful
Reston Patch, Dan Taylor, August 15, 2016

ChalkFest Returns to Reston Town Center Sept. 9-10
Reston Now, Karen Goff, August 11, 2016

A Growing Public Art Tradition. ChalkFest at Reston Town Center returns Sept. 9 and 10
Viva Reston Lifestyle Magazine, Janet Rems, July-August 2016, p. 48

2016 Lake Anne Chalk Festival
Viva Reston Lifestyle Magazine, Alexandra Rossi, July-August 2016, p. 46

ChalkFest at Reston Town Center… a growing public art tradition
Around Reston Magazine, Summer-Fall 2016, p. 54

SLHS Students Create New Public Artwork for Lake Thoreau
Reston Now, Karen Goff,  July 14, 2016

Photos: Lake Anne Bricks Turn Into Artists’ Gallery
Reston Now, Karen Goff, June 13, 2016

Artists go for top prizes at 3rd annual Chalk on the Water Festival
Fairfax County Times, Bonnie Stephens, June 9, 2016

Street-painting Festival at Lake Anne Plaza
Connection, June 8, 2016

IPAR Seeking Entries for Bike Racks That Are Works of Art
Reston Now, Karen Goff, May 2, 2016

Mutual Understanding Mutual Respect
Fairfax County Times, Janet Rems, April 21, 2016

Want to Design an Artistic Bike Rack?
Reston Magazine, Ellen Graves, April 2016, p. 8

Mutual Respect/Mutual Understanding
Reston Magazine, Cathy Hudgins, April 2016, p. 16

Save the Dates: A Full Slate For Founders Week Starting April 3
Reston Now, Karen Goff, March 14, 2016



Equity Lens in the Community
Reston Magazine, Leila Gordon, Winter 2015, p. 18

RA’s Partnerships Make a Better, Brighter Community
Reston Magazine, Jessica Bigger, Winter 2015, pp. 40-42

2015 Reston Multicultural Festival
Reston Magazine, Photos by Kristina Alcorn and Leroy Wallin, Winter 2015 pp. 45-47

“We Make Reston” Wall to Open Saturday
Reston Now, Karen Goff, September 23, 2015

“We Make Reston” showcases community’s diversity
Fairfax Times, Janet Rems, September 18-20, 2015, p. B-1 and B-7.

Weekend Picks: ChalkFest, Yard Sale, Diving Dogs
Reston Now, September 11, 2015

Art Has An Impact
Reston Now, September 10, 2015

Public Art Spurs Economic Development
Americans for the Arts, Joe Ritchey, September 1, 2015

Reston’s Signature Strength: Diversity
Reston Magazine, Leila Gordon, Fall 2015, pp. 18-19

Irresistible Art
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, Fall 2015, pp. 44-45

Joe Ritchey to be honored in New York City for his 30 years of giving to the arts
Reston Lifestyle, July – August 2015, pp 8- 10

Joe Ritchey – Commercial Real Estate and the Arts
Reston Impact, July 2015 (on Vimeo)

South Lakes High School STEAM Team Unveils New Public Art Project
Reston Patch, July 14, 2015

Public Art Project ‘Nothing Twice’ Debuts at Lake Thoreau
Reston Now, July 14, 2015

Restonians’ Portraits to be Featured in INSIDE OUT Project
Reston Now, July 7, 2015

Kinetic sculpture returns to Lake Thoreau for second summer
Public art installation spearheaded by South Lakes High School STEAM Team, June 30, 2015

2nd Annual Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festival
Virginia Connection Newspapers, June 17, 2015

Save the Date: Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne June 13- 14
Reston Now, May 19, 2015

Reston’s Ritchey to the Honored with National Arts Award
Reston Now, May 18, 2015

Lake Anne Preps for 2nd Annual Chalk in the Water Fest
Reston Patch, May 12, 2015

Best of Reston Honors Eight, May 4, 2015

Public Art Will Return to Lake Thoreau Spillway in June
Reston Now, Karen Goff, May 1, 2015

Now Open: Whimsical Public Art at Reston Town Center
Reston Now, April 28, 2015

Public Art in Progress at Reston Town Square Park
Reston Now, April 13, 2015

IPAR Needs Volunteers, Materials
Reston Now, March 31, 2015

Best of Reston Announces 2015 Award Winners
Reston Now, January 9, 2015




Public Art Sculpture to Be Dedicated Monday in Reston
Reston Patch, December 14, 2014 

People & Places: The Initiative for Public Art — Reston is slated to receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $20,000, December 11, 2014

IPAR Gets $20K Grant for Reston Public Art Project
Reston Now, December 10, 2014

Thoreau Homeowners Give Back With Holiday Lights
Reston Now, December 4, 2014

People & Places: Celebrating public art in Reston,  November 20, 2014

Clevelands to be Honored by Children’s Organization
Reston Now, November 6, 2014

IPAR Reconnects Reston with a sense of possibility and wonder
Reston Lifestyle, October – November 2014, pp 12-13

Reston’s Alpha Organizations
Reston Magazine, Carol Nahorniak, Fall 2014, pp. 34-35

Restonians Earn Fairfax County Arts Council Honor
Reston Now, September 15, 2014

Reston Town Center Hosts ChalkFest
IPAR ChalkFest brings hundreds of spectators and artists to Reston.
The Connection, September 10, 2014

Chalk talks in Reston
Fairfax Times, September 10, 2014

Gallery: ChalkFest at Reston Town Center
Reston Now, September 8, 2014

Reston Town Center’s Colorful ChalkFest
Modern Reston, September 7, 2014

Weekend Pick: Chalkfest at Reston Town Center
Reston Now, September 5, 2014

Farewell, Lake Thoreau’s Pyramid of Light
Reston Now, August 29, 2014

Weekend Pick: Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival
Reston Now, August 28, 2014

Lake Anne Jazz Festival on Aug. 30
The Connection, August 21, 2014

ChalkFest Coming to Reston Town Center
Reston Now, August 21, 2014

Photos: Improving Lake Thoreau’s “Pyramid of Light”
Reston Now, July 17, 2014

Photos: Chalking it Up at Lake Anne Plaza
Reston Now, June 9, 2014

Public Art Rising at Hyatt Park
Reston Now, June 6, 2014

Street Artist Commemorates Reston History With 3-D Chalk Piece
Northern Virginia Magazine, June 3, 2014

Chalk on the Water Festival
Let’s Talk Live, News Channel 8, ABC, June 2, 2014

South Lakes students bring art to life
Kinetic ‘Pyramid of Light’ now on view at Lake Thoreau
Fairfax Times, May 29, 2014

Art on the Lake
Reston Connection, May 28, 2014

Bricks Will Become Murals At Lake Anne’s Chalk on the Water Festival
Reston Now, May 20, 2014

Lake Thoreau Now Holds “Pyramid of Light”
Reston Now, May 9, 2014

Coming Soon: Lake Thoreau Spillway As Public Art Project
Reston Now, April 25, 2014

Live, Work, Play – But No Final Resting Place in Reston
Reston Now, April 2, 2014

Residents Speak Out on Future Amenities at Baron Cameron Park
Reston Now, Friday, March 28, 2014

Reston’s Public Art History On Display at Dulles
Reston Now, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Initiative for Public Art-Reston greets Dulles passengers
Fairfax Times,  Friday, March 14, 2014

Initiative for Public Art – Reston Exhibition at Dulles International Airport Celebrates Reston’s Public Art and the Community as a Cultural Destination
Reston Connection, March 12, 2014

Using Art to Create a Safer, More Engaging Place
Reston Connection, Spring 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-38

Proposed Art in Silver Line Keeps Communities in Mind
Reston Connection, February 12, 2014


Celebrating the ‘Vision” in Reston, Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Comes to Reston. Multicultural Festival, Reston Home Tour highlight fall events.
Reston Connection, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jazz, Blues Time at Lake Anne. Seventh annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival held in Reston.
Reston Connection, Thursday, September 5, 2013

Art Unveiled
Hunter Mill Highlights. Hunter Mill Highlights From Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, page 11

Reston readies for new, large-scale public artwork
Fairfax Times,  Wednesday, July 3, 2013

IPAR Unveils Latest Project at Reston Hyatt
Reston Connection, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Holly Morris speaks with Joe Ritchey, Founder of Initiative for Public Art – Reston, David Eisenman, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Reston, Mary Ann Mears, Sculptor, and Robert E. Simon, Reston’s Founder.
FOX5 Morning News, My Fox DC, Wednesday, June 25, 2013, 4:14 minutes

Arts Council aims to map public art. Program seeks to create ‘sense of community’
Fairfax Times, Thursday, June 6, 2013

Photos: New, Improved Dogwood Pool Re-Opening
Reston Patch, May 11, 2011

Public Art Centerpiece
Reston Magazine, Summer 2013, pp. 30 – 35

Blank Wall to Become Public Art
Fairfax Times, April 10, 2013

Collaboration views public art through the eyes of children
Fairfax Times, March 20, 2013

Explore Art In Embassies at IPAR Event
Reston Patch, March 7, 2013

Reston Groups Honored By Board of Supervisors
Reston Patch, January 30, 2013


IPAR Honors Three at Annual Reception
Reston Patch, November 17, 2012

Celebrate Public Art at Nov. 15 Reception
Reston Patch, November 8, 2012

IPAR to Honor Public Art Supporters
Reston Connection, November 8, 2012

Reston Recognized for Public Art
Reston Connection, October 17 – 23, 2012, p. 3

Celebrating, nurturing creativity in Fairfax County. Arts Council presents 2012 awards.
Fairfax Times,  October 17, 2012

IPAR to be honored with Arts Council Award
Reston Patch, October 10, 2012

Reston: The Art of Community
Reston Magazine, Fall 2012, pp.24-27

Arts Council of Fairfax County to host Arts Awards Luncheon on October 12
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lake Anne Hosts “Out of Place”
Reston Connection, May 9 – 15, 2012

Gallery: “Out of Place” at Lake Anne
Reston Patch, May 7, 2012

Sculptor to create new Reston landmark. Second major project of Initiative for Public Art – Reston
Fairfax Times, March 28, 2012


Public Art Comes to the Movies – Reston Community Center
Reston Patch, Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IPAR Supporters Get a Look at Next Project. Public art at Hyatt Park will integrate with vision and feel of Reston.
Reston Patch, November 11, 2011

Public Art Comes to the Movies in Reston
Reston, VA News, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, August 26, 2011

Ann Rust Honored for Dedication to the Arts. More than 80 people attended a high tea, which recognized her leadership and accomplishments.
Herndon Patch, March 28, 2011

IPAR Salutes 4
Fairfax Times, January 4, 2011


Public Art Public Pride
Reston magazine, 2010 Winter Edition, pp. 34-36

Five Minutes With Robert E. Simon
Reston Patch, September 28, 2010

Children develop sense of community through artwork. Hunters Woods elementary students create, dedicate public art project.
Fairfax Times, September 15, 2010

Art Goes Public in Reston. Artist Valerie Theberge Presents First Reston Public Art Project
Reston Connection, July 7, 2010

Reston Public Art Gets Underway. Hunters Woods Students Work On Mosaic For Underpass.
Reston Connection, June 30, 2010

GRACE Presents ‘gaps’. New Exhibit Highlights ‘gaps In Reality
Reston Connection, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sculptures to GRACE Town Square Park
Reston Connection, June 9, 2010

Students to Participate in First IPAR Project
Reston Connection, January 12, 2010


Delaney to Head Public Art Effort
Reston Connection, November 18, 2009


Public art proposals ready in fall
Fairfax County Times, August 6, 2008

Discussing Public Art In Reston
Reston Connection, August 7, 2008

Public Art Project Discussed
The Observer, June 6, 2008

Reston begins work on public art “model”
Fairfax County Times

Press Releases & Newsletters


Happy New Year! Newsletter, December 29, 2018

Giving Tuesday 2018, Newsletter, November 26, 2018

Thank you!, Newsletter, October 31, 2018

Fall for Public Art Reston, Newsletter, October 10, 2018

Public Art Reston Announces Annual PARty and Launch of Limited-Edition Artwork Program, October 8, 2018

Public Art for Colts Neck Road Underpass, Newsletter, September 25, 2018

August Highlights, Newsletter, August 9, 2018

Public Art Reston will host its annual ‘ChalkFest at Reston Town Center, August 2018

New Temporary Artwork by the South Lakes High School STEAM Team is installed on the Lake Thoreau Spillway, July 16, 2018

A Big Welcome to Connie’s Quilt, Newsletter, June 19, 2018

Connie’s Quilt Reception, Newsletter, June 8, 2018

Spring Highlights, Newsletter, May 22, 2018

Spring Highlights, Newsletter, April 11, 2018


Year-End Appeal 2017, Newsletter. December 14, 2017

Thank you!, Newsletter. November 21, 2017

It’s a PARty, Newsletter. November 3, 2017

Artober, Newsletter. October 23, 2017

October Highlights, Newsletter. October 3, 2017

Save the Date: It’s a Birthday PARty!, Newsletter. September 29, 2017

Upcoming: ChalkFest at Reston Town Center and the Chalk Workshop, Newsletter. September 5, 2017

You’re Invited to the STEAM Team Reception for Althea!, Newsletter. August 7, 2017

August Highlights, Newsletter. July 31, 2017

Weekend Plans? Come to Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne!, Newsletter. June 5, 2017

Update on Chalk on the Water, Newsletter. May 23, 2017

Reston’s Public Art Collection is on Public Art Archive, Newsletter. May 16, 2017

April Highlights, Newsletter. April 3, 2017

Public Art Reston Transitions with a New Look and Name for the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Organization’s Founding, March 16, 2017

The New Face of Public Art Reston, Newsletter. March 1, 2017

This March at Public Art Reston, Newsletter. March 1, 2017

Happy New Year from Public Art Reston!, Newsletter. January 1, 2017